Christmas is Coming
Saying for the day- Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall. ~Larry Wilde, The Merry Book of Christmas
“Christmas is coming” at this point in time sounds like a threat.
“Christ is coming”. That’ a promise.
“Christmas is coming” that’s a threat.
Because we aren’t ready.
There are four days left and we aren’t ready.
Our Christmas shopping isn’t done.
Our house isn’t cleaned ( thank the dog).
We have yet to shop for food.
An army is about to descend upon this house and we aren’t ready.
We wanted this to be the greatest Christmas ever.
You know, the one my grandkids would someday tell their grandkids about.
We wanted everything perfect.
But we aren’t ready.
So today we go into attack mode, condition red.
Early this morning we venture out of the Fortress to shop, We are after food and gifts.
This afternoon we will clean. The dog will have to stay in her crate.
Or we could wait until tomorrow.
We do have four whole days you know.
Those stories grandchildren tell grandchildren are overrated anyway.
But we hope you will have the greatest Christmas ever.
#### News from Pigeon Falls-The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and life is back to normal, except for the pigeons. Ms. Purcell is continuing to study the Pigeons of Pigeon Falls. Perhaps she will do a serious scientific paper on odd pigeon behavior. She has enough video to make a pigeon movie once it is all edited. Why pigeons could become as popular as penguins. The movie “ Pigeon Patterns” might possibly sweep the company. Little stuffed pigeons could become all the rage.
Tommy UK still thinks the pigeons are playing follow the leader. But Ms. Purcell is not even considering the idea. She simply repeats that pigeons aren’t followers. There is something else going on here.
Tommy TW is ready for his first book signing today. Jack over at Jack’s Sauna is a bit nervous. He might end up on television. The signing will take place in the lobby of the Sauna. There isn’t a lot of room there but enough for a line in and a line out. It will be warm.
Aside from the pigeons and the book signing life goes on as normal for four days before Christmas. People are going off to Marquette or Iron Mountain for last minute Christmas shopping, relatives are arriving, and a few are packing up to go and visit children who live in warmer places. Some of the older residents are baking ( a lost art). By Christmas there will be cookies, pies, buns, and a pile of traditional food that didn’t come from any store.
Today's Link-A Thousand Wordsworth- She has a cute picture for you.
A very good day. In the morning we went to Wal Mart. The store is so big I lost Betty. When I found her it was time to go back to the Fortress. My sister called and all is well.In the afternoon Betty cleaned and I worked in the basement on the lay out. Just one nice day. Now I need a breathing treatment.